A balloon-borne survey of the MM/SUB-MM Sky: OLIMPO

S. Masi, M. Calvo, L. Conversi, P. De Bernardis, M. De Petris, G. De Troia, A. Lacoangeli, L. Lamagna, C. Marini Bettolo, A. Melchiorri, F. Melchiorri, L. Nati, F. Nati, F. Piacentini, G. Polenta, E. Valiante, P. Ade, P. Hargrave, P. Mauskopf, A. OrlandoG. Pisano, G. Savini, C. Tucker, A. Boscaleri, S. Peterzen, S. Colafrancesco, Y. Rephaeli, G. Romeo, L. Salvaterra, A. Delbart, J. B. Juin, C. Magneville, J. P. Pansart, D. Yvon

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The main objective of the OLIMPO project, a large stratospheric telescope, is the measurement of the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect in many clusters of galaxies during a long-duration balloon flight. We describe the OLIMPO experiment, and outline the scientific rationale of balloon-borne measurements of the effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-586
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number590
StatePublished - 2005
Event17th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research - Sandefjord, Norway
Duration: 30 May 20052 Jun 2005


  • Balloons
  • Clusters of galaxies
  • Cosmology
  • Mm/sub-mm astronomy


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